#Waiting on Wednesday: The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan (The Draconis Memoria #1)


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week I’m highlighting: The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan (The Draconis Memoria #1).   Epic fantasy and steampunk – colour me happy!

Waking FireThe Waking Fire is set in a vibrant new world where the blood of drakes—creatures similar to dragons—is valued beyond reckoning, and can be distilled into elixirs that grant fearsome powers to those who are “blood-blessed.” The novel follows an unregistered blood-blessed as he searches for an elusive variety of drake so potent, its capture would mean unrivalled riches; the second in command of a blood-burning ironclad ship; and a young woman in a lifelong contract to a trading syndicate, whose espionage mission places her on the front lines of a newly declared war. As empires clash and arcane mysteries reveal themselves, these characters are tested again and again and soon discover that the fate of the world rests on their shoulders.

The Draconis Memoria is a remarkable new epic fantasy series with steampunk flavor, full of the phenomenal worldbuilding and non-stop action that have gained Anthony Ryan a global fan base.

Due July 2016



26 Responses to “#Waiting on Wednesday: The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan (The Draconis Memoria #1)”

  1. TheTattooedBookGeek

    Looks good, a great cover.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a lovely cover and I’m really looking forward to the release of this one.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sydneyeditor1

    Oh my, that cover!! I love it! HEre’s mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2016/04/20/wow-missing-hours-emma-kavanagh/

  3. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    Great pick – I just requested an ARC of that yesterday. It’s about time I jumped on the A.R. bandwagon. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I saw it on NG but it was US and Canada only I think – 😦 Still, it will be out eventually and I’m keen to see how it compares to his first series.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    Oh no, I’m worried about the poor drakes being captured for their blood!

  5. Lauren

    The cover is phenomenal and the synopsis is mysterious. COUNT ME IN!! This book has landed straight on my TBR list; thank you! I hope you love it. 🙂
    My WoW

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope so too. I’m keen to compare it to his first series.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    This doesn’t look like the sort of book I’d pick up on my own, but I mean…dragons. I’m an easy sell! 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I could have picked this book on the strength of the cover alone, but reading the synopsis strengthened my conviction… 😀

  8. Dani Chapman

    I have not come across this book before. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!

    Happy Reading! Dani @ Paulette’s Papers

  9. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    Been waiting on this one for a while too – since I first seen that cover a while back.

  10. Greg

    Wow, this looks like it has possibilities! I’ll be checking this one out, and love that cover! Awesome dragon!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It really is a lovely cover – the US version is completely different but also really good.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That’s so funny that we both chose the same book but used different covers! I guess it makes sense that we’d go with the one in our geographical area 🙂 Either way, awesome pick, WoW buddy! Great minds think alike 😀

    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

      I almost picked this one for today, then saw you and Mogsy both of did run it! 🙂 Good thing I didn’t because I think there’s only two covers 😉

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha – yes, I think there are only two covers at the moment. Looking forward to this one.
        Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, I liked that we did our own geographical covers – I wish this was available UK – only US at the moment I think. Look forward to it’s release.
      Lynn 😀

  12. Maryam (@thecurioussffreader)

    This book has a dragon on its cover. I need to read it. 😉

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